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@ramiroruiz 💬 Reply to @ramiroruiz::

> Couple months ago, worse thing for me is that I was stuck in the “Figma (design) phase” thankfully I recently changed my approach and shipped an MVP version and I’m still tweaking it but I’m more happy now.

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> — **Ramiro… https://t.co/hsj1Ox0M8a

Thank you!

And yes 100% recommend https://t.co/Dfx5HX2MH6. It is very straightforward, and I certainly don’t need a lot. Is just to satisfy my curiosity from time to time.

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How old were you when you accepted you’ll never be done “polishing” your personal website? This perpetual redesign is no longer a phase.

Couple months ago, worse thing for me is that I was stuck in the “Figma (design) phase” thankfully I recently changed my approach and shipped an MVP version and I’m still tweaking it but I’m more happy now.

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@ramiroruiz @darylginn Why is a design never finished?

Design needs to meet business needs, and those evolve and change with time. Same with trends and the people that business is trying to serve.

They’re certainly milestones but I don’t think we should design a piece and forget about it. Is an iterative process.

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If you could give some design advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Get comfortable sharing WIP designs sooner. That doesn’t make you a bad designer and the outcome will be better.

Remember that a design is never finished.

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Making an interface feel "friendlier" —

Increase text size

Increase corner radius

Soften drop shadows

Add more color

Micro animations on interactions

What else?

Softer color contrast. Like not using 100% black.

Enough space. Custom and personalized error or success messages.

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I know it sounds stupid and simplistic, but the key to making progress is taking action.

Big change for me is being comfortable doing small (10min) tasks and be happy with that, one a day is good enough.

Before I would wait forever to have the “right time”

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I was recently asked where I stay up to date with web and tech. Twitter, of course but I also review a few websites, Instagram and frequent many Discord and Slack communities. What about you?

For me is mostly Twitter, newsletters and a few RSS feeds. I use to join various slack communities but it was too much noise.

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Do you think a blog post needs a featured image? Why? Why not?

I don’t think so, it is a quick way to grab attention or comunícate what does that post talks about but it is a pain to maintain. I use to have my blog this way and finding / making the right image became an obstacle to write more. I would advise to keep it optional.

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Just got a DM asking me for a price to use an old dribbble shot I made for a song single. I told him nothing if it puts my name for credits.

He prefers to pay and I'll do some slight changes in return. Is like when you find money on an old jacket🤯

So that’s why they say that the more you do the more lucky you get. I probably should start sharing / posting more. 🤔

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A content framework that works:

Tweet about stuff that’s obvious to your peers but can be life changing to your younger self from 3-4 years ago

There are millions of people who could benefit from your unique perspective, wisdom & encouragement

Be a spark for others ⚡️

Spot on! I want to be more active but I tend to wait for that “right tweet” that never shows up and end up thinking that I would never be able to share that much quantity and quality like many.

This advice is a great first step. Thank you.

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Is just me or does anyone else find it hard to pay attention to podcasts and audiobooks.

I just drift off 🤦‍♂️

Me too. Podcasts only when driving and I stopped with audiobooks, I was feeling good about myself with all the books I was finishing. But I was just retaining few ideas from each one. I also forget when reading but at least I’m making notes and highlights along the way.

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This week, we recall our most recent “wow” moments with the products in our lives. What are yours? In The Sidebar, we talk about different loading state strategies and their impact on the user experience.

🎙 https://t.co/fWMLlr8BbZ https://t.co/DnaheyeWtx

I think the last one was while using FigJam, so many great features like adding components.

I’m currently using it to run a design sprint and is working great! More fun and flexible than Mural or Miro in my opinion.